Who is Moshe Kantor?
Dr. Moshe Kantor was born on September 8, 1953 in Moscow. He is a prominent public figure, international philanthropist and scientist. He is known worldwide for his fight against antisemitism, racism, neo-Nazism, negationism and intolerance. The prosperity, freedom and security of the Jewish people are his first priorities.
Kantor is particularly involved in Holocaust education and founded and headed the World Holocaust Forum and the European Jewish Fund in 2006.
The European Jewish Fund (EJF), which focuses on promoting Jewish life throughout Europe by supporting educational and leadership programs aimed at reinforcing Jewish identity, culture and traditions, especially by re-connecting people with their rich and vital Jewish heritage.
Moshe Kantor has been the President of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) since 2007. The EJC is the largest secular organization representing the interests of European Jewry. The EJC is one of the most influential international public associations and a large secular organization representing more than 2.5 million of Jews throughout Europe. The EJC is an umbrella organization for 42 national Jewish communities on this continent.
Kantor is actively engaged in promoting tolerance and reconciliation in Europe. In 2008 he founded the European Council of Tolerance and Reconciliation – a non-governmental organization of world renowned individuals famous for their achievements in promoting tolerance
The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University was named in his honor. It was inaugurated in May 2010 and provides an academic framework for the interdisciplinary research of European Jewry from the end of World War II until the present day.
On the business side of things, Kantor heads the publicly traded Acron Group, one of the leading mineral fertilizer producers and distributors in the world. He purchased the first asset of the Acron Group, a state-owned nitric acid-based fertilizer plant in Russia in 1993.
Kantor’s famous quotes
“The future of a peaceful, united and tolerant Europe lies in all of our hands.”
“We must be proactive in the face of this dark, encroaching racism, hate and intolerance, and refuse to passively accept it.”